Foods for Healthy Hair Kritika Ponia July 25, 2011 Beauty, Health Believe it or not, healthy hair is quite rare today. Blame it on the negligence or the pollution, the fact remains that healthy hair is no more common. There are a number of problems such as dandruff, hair fall, dry hair, frizzy hair, etc. Here are a few ways to help your hair so that it grows right. • Stress affects hair a lot. If you want to have healthy hair, you should stop taking too much stress. Stress increases the level of hormones in the body. The fluctuations in hormones can wreck your hair. You can do meditation or yoga every day for a few minutes in order to reduce the stress levels. • If you want your hair to be healthy, you should make sure that you are healthy first. Malaria, thyroid, typhoid, etc can cause severe hair fall. If you are experiencing such hair fall, you should see the doctor immediately. He’ll prescribe some medicines for you that will prevent the hair loss. Dandruff problem should also be taken to the doctor. A healthy diet however will prevent a lot of hair problems. • Non vegetarian food is very good for healthy hair. If you don’t eat non vegetarian food, you should include foods such as nuts, bean seeds, soy and milk in your diet. • Iron is highly important for good hair growth. Eat leafy vegetables, beetroot, etc for good iron intake so that your hair grows well. Lack of iron results in the lack of oxygen and thus, hair doesn’t grow. • Also include in your diet foods that are rich in zinc such as eggs, oats, pumpkin seeds, milk, nuts, etc. • Biotin is also a wonder for hair. Its absence results in dry hair as well as dry skin. Egg white consists of biotin. Boiled egg should be taken. • Lack of omega-3 fatty acids will result in severe hair fall. You should make sure you eat walnuts for sure. 2-3 a day would be ideal.